Learn More

Vera Sidhwa


Tropical City


Speak to me of youth, and breezes warmed by the sun
The breezes that falter down cool alleys
In the city built in the sun

Speak to me of flower vendors, and the beggar boys that run
The old ones who stagger through dusty roads
Of a city built in the sun

And I'll tell you of a hundred days when I wished all was well
Of the hours passed in fantasies
When my mind on thoughts would dwell

On greatest trains and rains and sounds of cricket games being won
of lotuses flames and evenings
In the city built in the sun

Submitted: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Edited: Friday, September 16, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Tropical City by Vera Sidhwa )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 125 Points Romeo Della Valle (9/15/2011 10:58:00 PM)

    Impressive! I can identify with this well penned and poignant write since I come from a Tropical Island (Santo Domingo, DR) and I am very familiar with this beautiful environment you described in your thought provoking write! 10+++ Keep inspiring the World with more of your poetic and talented writes! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City.... (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. A Psalm of Life, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  10. Night Thoughts, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Poem of the Day

poet James Whitcomb Riley

There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
And your tea-set blue,
And your play-house, too,
Are things of the long ago;
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Cheap labor, Nassy Fesharaki
  2. Feed the ego, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  3. How to Stay Alive in the Woods #2, Holly Wotherspoon
  4. Be a runner, gajanan mishra
  5. Rosy - 2, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  6. Nangalum Manidan Than!, sisirachandra vaduge
  7. Time For Healing and Time to Love, Almedia Knight Oliver
  8. Merry-Christmas, gajanan mishra
  9. The best of surrenders, A. Jayaprakash Jayaprakash P ..
  10. This world is yours, gajanan mishra
[Hata Bildir]